Current Lab Members

Gilad Barnea, Ph.D.

Sidney A. Fox and Dorothea Doctors Fox 
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology,
Visual Sciences, and Neuroscience

Principal Investigator
gilad_barnea at brown.edu

Tariq Cannonier

Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant
tariq_cannonier at alumni.brown.edu

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Anthony Crown

Graduate Student
anthony_crown at brown.edu

John Fisher

Graduate Student
john_d_fisher at brown.edu

Jonathan Huang

Undergraduate Researcher
jonathan_huang at brown.edu

Erin Meyers

Lab Manager
erin_meyers at brown.edu

Silas Monje

Undergraduate Researcher
silas_monje at brown.edu

Doruk Savas

Graduate Student
doruk_savas at brown.edu

Yiannis Savva, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Investigator
yiannis_savva at brown.edu

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Effat Sharmin, M.S.

Research Assistant
effat_sharmin at brown.edu

Nathaniel Snell

Graduate Student
nathaniel_snell at brown.edu

Altar Sorkaç, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
altar_sorkac at brown.edu

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Victoria Tran

Undergraduate Researcher
victoria_tran at brown.edu

Neel Vishwanath

Undergraduate Researcher
neel_vishwanath at brown.edu

Chloe Zana

Undergraduate Researcher
chloe_zana at brown.edu

Meet Zandawala, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
meet_zandawala at brown.edu

Ben Zolyomi

Undergraduate Researcher
bence_zolyomi at brown.edu

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Former Lab Members

Eliza Adams

Former Undergraduate Researcher in Barnea Lab
Graduate Student, Luo and Tessier-Lavigne Labs, 
Stanford University

Will Allen

Former Undergraduate Researcher in Barnea Lab
Graduate Student, Stanford University
http://www.stanford.edu/~wallen

Jeremy Bengson, MD

Former Undergraduate Researcher in Barnea Lab
Resident, Anesthesiology / Critical Care,
Oregon Health & Science University

Kathleen Lohr Burke, MA, RVT, LATG

Former Lab Manager in Barnea Lab
Teaching Technologist, Veterinary Parasitology and Microbiology,
College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University

Michael Chang, MD

Former Undergraduate Researcher in Barnea Lab
Resident, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery,
Stanford Hospital

Cambria Chou-Freed

Former Undergraduate Researcher and Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant in Barnea Lab
Fulbright Scholar, Raingo Lab, Instituto Multidisciplinario de Biologia Celular (IMBICE)

La Plata, Argentina

Mike Dmytrenko

Former Undergraduate Researcher in Barnea Lab

Lauren Dobson, Ph.D.

Former Graduate Student in Barnea Lab

Chemistry Teacher, South Shore Charter Public School

Norwell, MA

Grisselle Escotto

Former Undergraduate Researcher and

Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant in Barnea Lab
Director of Operations, CLB Network
Los Angeles, CA

Griffin Hartmann

Former Undergraduate Researcher and
Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant in Barnea Lab
Senior Research Technician, 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
https://www.mskcc.org/research-areas/labs/tuomas-tammela

Scott Herrick, Ph.D.

Former Graduate Student in Barnea Lab
Staff Scientist, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
https://www.choate.com/attorneys/scott-p-herrick.html

Mark A. Johnson, Ph.D.

Former Graduate Student in Barnea Lab
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
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Ivan L. Kaspruk

Former Undergraduate Researcher in Barnea Lab
Medical Student,
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Lulu I. Tsai Korsak, Ph.D.

Former Graduate Student in Barnea Lab
Research Associate, Gottfried Lab, University of Pennsylvania
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Danielle Lo, MD

Former Undergraduate Researcher in Barnea Lab
Resident, Department of Ophthalmology,
NYU School of Medicine

Alex Logan, MD

Former Undergraduate Researcher and

Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant in Barnea Lab

Internal Medicine Resident, University of Washington

Sasha Machado

Former Undergraduate Researcher in Barnea Lab

Research Assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Jeff Mayse, Ph.D.

Former Postdoctoral Fellow in Barnea Lab

Data Scientist, Upserve
Providence, RI
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Nived Nair

Former Research Assistant in Barnea Lab
Business Analyst
Montréal, QC
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Alexander Raufi, MD

Former Undergraduate Researcher in Barnea Lab
Hematology-Oncology Fellow, Columbia University

Ethan Richman

Former Undergraduate Researcher and
Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant in Barnea Lab
Graduate Student, Deisseroth and Luo Labs, Stanford University
http://stanford.edu/~richman/

Juan Santoyo

Former Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant in Barnea Lab
Watson Institute Humanitarian Innovation Initiative’s International Fellow 
Principal Investigator - Contemplative practice as psychosocial support for ex-Combatants in Colombia's peacebuilding process

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Elias Scheer

Former Undergraduate Researcher in Barnea Lab
Graduate Fellow, Bargmann Lab, Rockefeller University

John R. Szymanski, Ph.D.

Former Undergraduate Researcher and

Postbaccalaureate Research Assistant in Barnea Lab
Ph.D. from Columbia University 
Currently pursuing entrepreneurial projects 

Mustafa Talay, Ph.D.

Former Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow in Barnea Lab

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dulac Lab, Harvard University

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David Valenzuela, M.Sc.

Former Graduate Student in Barnea Lab
Department Chair, Sciences Faculty
Madison High School, PPS
https://www.pps.net/domain/2367

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